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19 Mar 2014 description

Vienna, Austria, March 18, 2014. Meeting in its 146th Session, the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved financing of nearly US$264 million to boost socio-economic development in over 30 partner countries. Of the new commitments, over US$193m will support 10 public sector loans and nine grants. The bulk of the public sector funding will co-finance agriculture, transportation, education, energy, health and water supply and sanitation projects.

17 Jun 2011 description

The Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), meeting in its 135th Session, has approved over US$56 million in loans and US$6 million in grants to address Africa’s needs. The funds will be allocated to the energy, transportation, agriculture, health and financial sectors.

17 Jun 2009 description

New York, 17 June 2009

Desertification and land degradation affect one third of the Earth's surface, threatening the livelihoods, well-being and development of as many as 1 billion people. Faced with long periods of drought, famine and deepening poverty, many have only one option: flight from the land. There are already an estimated 24 million environmentally induced migrants.

12 May 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, USA, 12 May 2009 - UNICEF is one of a wide range of development partners in the UN, academic, non-governmental and private sectors that today called on the world's governments to invest more in life-saving vitamins and minerals to prevent illness, blindness and mental disorders that result from vitamin deficiencies.

Released at the start of the 2009 Micronutrient Forum in Beijing, the partners' report emphasizes the need for improved delivery of fortified food and supplements.

31 Dec 2008 description

Executive Summary

In response to the dramatic rise of global food prices since 2007, WFP has been providing funding and technical support to WFP staff and partners to assess the impact of higher prices and structural vulnerabilities and a growing and 'new face of hunger'.

15 Sep 2008 description

Donors push CERF closer to funding goal

In August, CERF received an additional $3,358,198 in pledges and paid contributions, bringing the total in 2008 to $432,230,575.

16 May 2007 description
report UN News Service

Although global cereal production is expected to reach record levels this year, at least 33 countries are forecast to face serious difficulties, largely because of conflict, economic struggles or bad weather, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today.

28 Feb 2007 description

Weekly Introduction: Favio strikes Mozambique, conditions worsen in the Maize Triangle

1) Abundant to excessive rains fell across the Greater Horn during the 2006 short season.

14 Feb 2007 description


Weekly Introduction: Rift Valley Fever Outbreak in the Greater Horn


 

07 Feb 2007 description


Weekly Introduction: Rift Valley Fever Outbreak in the Greater Horn

 

01 Jun 2006 description

Over 30 million people will need relief to meet their food needs in Africa in 2006. Countries in Southern Africa and the more north easterly parts (for example, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia) are worst affected - accounting for nearly 24 million people in need.

07 Mar 2006 description

LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) - Hunger and starvation among African children could be eliminated for $5 billion, the head of the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

09 Sep 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Education, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

This report includes:

(A) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Occupied Palestinian Territories


(B) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Eritrea (4) Ethiopia (5) Rwanda (6) Somalia (7) Sudan (8) Tanzania (9) Uganda

(C) West Africa: (1) Cameroon (2) Chad (3) Guinea (4) Liberia (5) Niger (6) Sierra Leone

04 Feb 2005 description


Headlines
(a) Humanitarian operations in the region affected by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami on 26 December, 2004, have entered the recovery and reconstruction phase as WFP continues to assist more than 1.345 million people across the region.

(b) With bottlenecks hampering the distribution of aid and causing unrest, Sri Lanka's President has ordered administrators to deliver entitlements to at least 70 per cent of people affected by the tsunami by February 7.

03 Dec 2002 description

James T. Morris, Executive Director World Food Programme
STATEMENT TO THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL
New York

30 Aug 2002 description

Johannesburg, South Africa - Saying that poverty reduction requires increasing agricultural productivity, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Andrew Natsios has introduced a $148 million Initiative to End Hunger in Africa and raise agricultural production there by 2015.